In the UK, we’re known for our stores but we do so much more. At heart, we’re inventors and problem-solvers. We find practical solutions to real-world challenges. And we have an environment where colleagues feel inspired and empowered to put their ideas out there – and make them happen. The result? A career you can make your own.
We have two offices located in Farringdon, London, and Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Both have excellent transport links and we encourage colleagues to work in a blended way. Whether you’re at home or in our offices, we’ll be able to connect, collaborate and innovate.
We’re always looking for ways to make things a little better for our customers, colleagues, communities – and actually, the whole planet. Here’s just a snapshot of how we’re having an impact, every day.
We’re proud to serve our customers. And that stretches beyond the tills. We’re a big brand, touching many lives. From local communities to the whole planet. So we’re always responsible, sustainable and supportive in everything we do. We see opportunity everywhere, not just in technology. That’s why we’ve created an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity. It’s somewhere all our colleagues have their voices heard. From flexible working patterns to career development, we’ll support your needs and ambitions.
Hive & Bumblebee
Whoosh is our new superfast delivery service. It means shoppers can order essentials from their local Tesco Express store and get them delivered within an hour, by our delivery partner Stuart. There’s a charge of just £5 and a minimum spend of £15, and shoppers can choose from the full range at their local store, up to 20 items.
Our leading-edge technology means that customers with the Tesco.com app will be able to check-in to our store, pick up the groceries they need and walk straight out again without visiting a checkout. A combination of cameras and weight-sensors will establish what customers have picked up and charge them for products directly through the app when they leave the store. Tesco has partnered Trigo for the launch of this store.
Tesco has a proud track record of innovation and has dedicated teams to ensure we continue to focus in this area. Tesco Labs is the research and development team within Tesco Technology where we bring to life exciting concepts, like GetGo– our checkout free concept store, or Whoosh, our superfast delivery service. Our projects are typically ‘new to world’ or ‘new to retail’. We work across the Innovation Horizons, from nearer term opportunities to testing hypothesis in experimental, breakthrough
Hive & Bumblebee
We’ve built two APIs called Hive and Bumblebee to help our home shopping vans and HGVs make deliveries in a way that’s kinder to the planet. Our colleagues use these smart systems to plan shorter, greener and more efficient routes, based on the size of customers’ baskets. They even direct HGVs away from schools, keeping communities safer.